TIP OF THE DAY: Learn how to use a fountain pen!
To make your marriage legal, you HAVE to sign the certificate with a fountain pen using black permanent ink. So many times I see people being given the pen, then trying to write with it like they would a regular pen, only for it not to work so the celebrant/registrar has to advise how to use it, and it’s not as straight forward as it seems. So I recommend buying a fountain pen ( doesn’t have to be an expensive one ) and practice signing your signature using the fountain pen nib. It’s worthwhile asking your two witnesses to practice as well…..saves any embarrassment on the big day!